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England vs New Zealand Live Stream: How to watch the first test online

The England cricket team is in New Zealand for a two-test match series as it looks to continue its recovery from a thrashing in The Ashes series against Australia.

Ben Stokes is back in the side after missing the Australia tour due to legal difficulties. His return providing skipper Joe Root with a huge boost as England look to bounce back.

Stokes helps England’s chances with the bookies, who make them slight favourites to win the first test at 6/4. New Zealand sits at 9/4 while the draw is also 6/4.

The first test match takes place at Eden Park in Auckland with the first delivery slated for 1am UK time on Thursday (March 21) morning.

In the UK, Sky Sports Cricket has the rights to screen the series, with coverage commencing at midnight UK time.

If you have a Sky Sports TV subscription you’ll be able to tune into Sky Sports Cricket on Channel 404. You can also stream the action from the Sky Go app for Android and iOS.

Download: Sky Go for iPhone / iPad
Download: Sky Go for Android

Non subscribers will need a Sky Sports Pass from Now TV. You can buy a day pass (for £7.99) week pass for £12.99 or a month pass for £33.99.

Download: Now TV for iOS
Download: Now TV for Android

If you’re not ready to spring for Sky Sports and you’re in the UK, you’ll have to take the risk of using an illegal streaming service if you want to watch the action live.

Alternatively, you can listen to Test Match Special’s ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Sport. You can tune in via the BBC Sport app for mobile or the BBC Sport Website.

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